The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 7, 1950
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k (ARK.) COURIER NEW* TUESDAY; MARCH T, M Pathologist Says 40 cc's Of Air Could Not Be Fatal Shipkov Confesses to Spying Charges in Bulgarian Court MANCHESTER, N. H., March 7.' (/Pi— A Harvard pathologist appearing for Dr. Hermann N. Sander testified today that injection of 40 cubic centimeters of air could not have killed Mrs. Alible Borroto The 41-year-old Dr. Sander is on trial for murder on charges he killed the cancer-stricken woman by injecting that amount of air into her veins. Dr. Richard JY>rd, head of the Department ot legal medicine at Harvard, testified that between 200 and 300 ccs of air delivered within 25 seconds would be required to kill a human being. Estimate Based on Do; Dr. Ford said he was basing this sstimate on findings that eight cubic centimeters per two and one- fifth pounds of body weight were required to kill a dog. Two state pathologiits had testified for the prosecution they believed Mrs. Borroto died from nir embolism caused by the injections. "Forty ccs of air Is not enough to block any appreciable part of the arterial system leading to the human lung," said Dr. Ford. The defense has argued that only between 25 and 28 ccs of air were Injected into the cancer- wasted woman—and that she was already dead at the time. Sirs. Sander Testifies Opening the morniiig session of the 12lh day of flic trial, Dr. Sander's wife, Alice, took the witness stand. The 37-year-old mother of three daughters wore iv snug, brown felt hat and grayish-brown tailored suit. Dr. Ford said animal experiments tend to prove "that a calculated amount of 200 to 30fl ccs Is probably the essential amount delivered needed to kill a human being." The fact that a human l«ing's heart action was poor at the time, ha said, would not make any difference. "A fatal dose of air Is an all or none phenomena," said the rlefense pathologist, explaining its reaction would be the same regardless of the condition of the heart. Princess Has Flu LONDON, March 7. W>>—Pun-loving Princess Margaret has influenza. Buckingham Palace announced today. The king's doctor, Sir John Weir ordered her to remain in her room Conservatives Edging Ahead In Greek Vote ATHENS, March 7. (/P)—Late vote returns from the nation's 148,000 soldiers gave the Conservative Populist (Royalist) party a narrow lead today in the Greek parlinmentary election. The Populists, headed by Deputy Premier ami Foreign Minister Constantin Tsaldftris, had expected an easy victory in SundayV election. Hut the surprising race by the new- ly-oi'ganizcu Leftist National progressive Onion kept the Populists in second place until more than 80 per cent of the votes had been co unfed. With none of the six major parties obtaining anything close to a clear majority, politicians already were speculating on means of patching up another coalition government—(he 12th since the end of world War .If. Returns from 3,271 out of 4,000 precincts as reported by the minister of the Interior: Populists 248.505. National Progressive Union 239,517. Liberals 227.025. Republican front (extreme left) 145,605. Social Democrats 140,559. Independent political Front (extreme right) 95,683. The remainder of the 1,347,582 vole.? from 3,271 precincts - were split among 20 splinter parties.. Prisoners' Attempt To Escape Jail Fails JONESBORO, Ark., March 7. llf, —Six- prisoners made an lul attempt to break out of Jail here today. Jailer Everett Penis was summoned to treat a prisoner who was feigning illness. When he bent over the man, two trusties slugged him. Mrs. Penix, however, heard the disturbance from below and cnl other officers. The officers arrived before the prisoners had left the building and returned them to the cell block. SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 7. (AP) -Michael Shipkov, former Bulgarian translator In the U.S. legation here, confessed yesterday to a people* court that lie had spied for America under the persona] direction of former 0.5. Minister Donald R. Heath. (The trial opened only two day.? after the U. S. State department had released- a dramatic affidavit, signed earlier by Shipkov, revealing how Bulgarian police had extorted a false confession from him by ruthlessly breaking clown his will. He had ren.ue.sted that the affidavit be made public in order to clear his name In the event of a trial, which he evidently felt was Inevitable.) Shipkov and four other Bulgarians pleaded guilty and confirmed the written confessions of spying they had made to Investigating polite before the trial. A co-defendant with Shipkov was Kivka Rln- rtova, former telephone operator at the U. S. legation. Shipkov told the court that Heath -minister in Bulgaria until the u. S. broke relations with that country anil closed its legation in Sofia last month—had "inspired in me the conception that the present (Conntnlst-Icd Bulgarian) regime Is transitions'." "My official work in the legation was interpreter." Shipkov declared, milling that "my unofficial activity consisted In gathering Information for American intelligence." He then cited several cases of espionage activity in which he declared he indulged from I94(i oli- "I distorted, slandered and calumniated the Initiatives of the fatherland front," he told the court. He told of how he had gone to Heath after being questioned by the authorities in 1949, telling of his fears of being arrested. He said at. Heath's suggestion he took refuse in the legation attic until Oct. 2. On that day. said Shipkov. legation secretary Raymond Courtney brought, him food, money, poison, false papet's and advised him to (ice to Turkey. 'He said he was captured trying to cross the border. Shipkov told the eourt the Bulgarian authorities hud behaved "very well" toward him anil had shown a "very humane attitude." Shlpkov's affidavit, made while he took refuge from police fn the U. S. legation, told vividly ol the methods the police used to break down until he ngreed willingly to return to the legation as a spy for them. February Postal Receipts Up 19% Postal receipts here during the month of February showed an increase of of 19 per cent over receipts at the Blytheville Post Office In the same month last year, Postmaster Ross S. Stevens said today. Receipts last month totaled $10,- OB3.C3, an Increase of $1,533.63 over the February, 1949, revenues of $8 £00.45, he said. COPLON Continued from T.tft \ called It a frame-up. Gubitchev's lawyers maintained that the meetings of the two In New York were simply a matter o] love. , After both defendants had left the courtroom, Abraham L. Pomerantz, the Russian's lawyer, told reporters: "Site's acquitted of an attempt to pass to him. He's convicted of an attempt to receive from hcr\ I can make no sense of this. It simply Indicates to me the terrific confusion In this case." He said that on Thursday he would make motions to set aside the verdict. McMath Speaks At Safety Meet MEMPHIS. Tenn.. March 7. lie)— The Southern Safety Assoclatiot wound up Its 11th annual conven tion here today, ending three day; of talk, discussion and planning to, fire and accident prevention in 1 states. Last night, at the annual banquet, the some ,,000 delegates were urged lo greater effort by Oov. Sid Mc- Mulh of Arkansas. He said the South was behind the rest of the nation In its safety program. Concentrating on highway safety McMath said one of the South's biggest handicaps was that many miles of heavily traveled highways are old and functionally obsolete (or present day traffic needs. Two Are Held On Dope Charge HOT SPRINGS, March 7. W — rwo men docketed as George Nuss- 3aum, 42, Atlantic City, N.J., and Ervln Jack Shapiro, 29, Santa Monica. Calif., were held to the federal srand jury on narcotics charges here yesterday. The two were arrested Inst Friday after police seined 450 grains ot heroin, a narcotic. They said the drug had been concealed in a candy aox and mailed from New Orleans to "Jake Snap' at the hotel where Shapiro was staying. Man Gets Three Years for Shooting Officer HARTUSBTJRG, Ark., March 7. (fl*;—A. M. Smith lias been sentenced to three years in prison for wounding his nephew, the city marshal of Marked Tree. Smith pleaded guilty In circuit court Here yesterday to a charge of assault with intent to kill. He was accused of shooting Findley Smith when the latter attempted to arrest him for creating a disturbance In a Marked Tree coffee shop about a year ago. Strike Is Unsuccessful PARIS, March 7. <A!')— All of the city's subway lines were operal- ng today despite a Communlst- calle'd transport Eli-Ike, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said. Traffic was slaw and only about 55 percent of normal, however, for not ail available cars were running. Find Ago Khan Gem PARIS, March 7. M')—Police saici they had recovered a diamond worth ?1!O.OGO that was among the gems stolen from ' the Aga Khan and his wife last summer. Two arrests have been made. Most of the loot v,as recovered recently by police nt Marseille. WARNING ORDER In the Circuit Court, Chirkasaw- ba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Fidelity Mutual Insurance ' Company, a corporation, Pltf. vs. No. 4317 W. L. Tamke, L. S. Hartzog, et a!, DOs. The defendant I,. S. Hartzog is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint and amendment thereto of the plaintiff Fidelity Mutual In- urance Company, a corporation. Dated this 24 day of iv.faruary 950. O. Pcndlcr, atty, for plaintiff. William S. Rader, atty, all litem. Harvey Morris. Clerk By Ruth Magec, D. C 2J25-3|4-11-1B Closing Out A Complete Line Of Nationally Advertised Shoes Price (One or More Pairs to the Customer) Complete Run of Sizes—6 to 13-D Smart Styles Regular $10 & $15 Values Reduced \ in Popular Shades Little Rock Lawyer Dies LITTLE ROCK. March 7. W> — J. H. Carrnlchael, 82, widely known Little Rock lawyer, died here yesterday. He was dean of the Arkansas Law, School here when it was part of the University of Arkansas aiifl continued as its dean after its separation from the University. Last year he was named dean emeritus. Seeks ABA Members LITTLE ROCK, March 7. M>)_ Tiie Arkansas Supreme Court has been asked to require that all Arkansas Inwycrs become members ot the Arkansas Bar Association. A petition seeking that end was filed with the court yesterday by Abe Collins, DcQueen attorney. Bottlers Association Plans State Convention Plans for th« annual convention of the Arkansas Bottlers Association were completed yesterday at a meeting of the executive committee at the Hotel Lafayette In Little Rock. Jimtnle Sanders of Blytberllle, president of the association, said today that the convention will be held in Little Hock March 19, ">a and 21. Australian Plane Falls BRISBANE. Australia, Nfurch 7. Ifl'i—A Royal Australian Air Force Lincoln bomber crashed in flames in Southeast Queensland today, killing four persons aboard. The plan smashed nose first Into a field at rosewood near Ipswltch. Zionist Head Dies NEW YORK, March 7. (if)— Daniel Frisch, 52, president of the Zionist organization of America, died today. Frisch, a retired New York business man, died at Columbia Presbyterian Medic*! center where he underwent ah operation yesterday. Churchill Heads For Labor Clash n,' ' -nstoa Churchill headed today for his first clash with the labor government since the elections which nearly wiped out Prime Minister Attlee'. majority In the House ot Commons. Churchill's Conservatives decided last night to press for a vot« expressing dissatisfaction w ith labor's policies on nationalization of steel and construction of hou'j Big Three Meet Seems Certainty WASHINGTON, March 7. (.1>j-A new meeting of the western Big Three foreign ministers to plan cold war strategy seemed today to be a certainty. Tlie State Department said the United States Is willing, but officials forecast it may be two months before Secretary Acheson is ready for another confevence with British Foreign Secretary Bevin and French Foreign Minister Schuinan. ANHYDROUS AMMONIA FERTILIZER .Tractors Available Custom Application CALL JK.EMEMBKR the story of the Sirens? They snug of their beautiful, trouble-free paradise. But passing ships that ventured too near soon found themselves on the rocks. Sirens aren't lost in legend—some are still around, still singing a beautiful song: "Unload your troubles and responsibilities on the government's shoulders. Give the government control of this industry —and that sen ice—ami your worries are over." Your liberties are over, too, for that's how a socialistic form of government takes over a nation. ,Don't think it can't happen to America. Because right here, right now, theie are people . \vho say: "Let the government control the "MKET CORLISS ARCHER" for delightful comtifj. CBS, Sundays, I T.M., CentrU Tim*. Ark-Mo Power Co. doctor,?, the railroads, the newspapers, the electric light and power companies. Government control is good for the people!" It's strange, but true, that many people who say such things-like most Americans-don't really want a socialistic government. But the effect is the same. When a government controls Cfioug/i industries and services, a socialistic nation is the result whether people want it or not I Each time government gains a new control,' you lose another freedom. And Americans have more rights and freedoms to guard-or lose-than any other nation on earth. Remember that, when you hear the Siren song, Tour freedom is at #

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